Fr. Juan is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei who resides in Chicago. He holds a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the University of Navarre. His doctoral thesis was on John Henry Newman’s Eschatology.
The author’s interest in the life and works of Cardinal Newman began with his doctoral studies under Prof. José Morales, author of John Henry Newman (1801-1890).
Fr. Vélez has a medical degree, also from the University of Navarre, and was previously board certified in internal medicine.
Father John is a Norbertine priest of St Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, California. He entered the community in 1995, earned his STB and Masters in Theology at the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. He teaches English at St Michael’s Preparatory School, the boarding school operated by the Norbertine Fathers, preaches retreats, and is chaplain to the cloistered Norbertine Nuns in Tehachapi, California. He and his community are cooperators of Opus Dei.